The military's evolving role in U.S. foreign policy decision-making
For all its popularity among pundits, how much of an historical;, much less strategic, background does it really have?
The U.S. government continues to opt for brute force
The transition from disaster relief to developmental aid can be smoothed by long term planning and encouragement of small business growth
A troubling consensus is emerging that the West must take ownership of the transition in Tripoli
Conservatives who attack President Obama over the "reset" are echoing Georgian propaganda and not addressing the real problem
The military is quick to claim credit for a systemic economic change that no one can realistically measure
Central Asia may no longer be Communist, but it certainly isn't free either
The Taliban's destruction of a Chinook helicopter killed the most U.S. troops in one day since 2001 and called into question the purpose of continuing the American mission in Afghanistan
As Georgia and Russia mark the third anniversary of their 2008 clash, Hollywood releases a movie to support the Georgian narrative
The government is wasting time and money on graphics that do not convey much useful information
A scoop about a U.S.-Taliban deal that could've prevented 9/11 is titilating, but the real story is that a reporter broke the cover of an American accomplice in Afghanistan
The military's F-35 program has been marred by excessive spending, delay, and a false assumption that two engine contractors are better than one
The U.S. military is belatedly realizing that the real battle being fought in Afghanistan is not just for hearts and minds
Who's responsible for the U.S. embassy bombing in Georgia last September?
Unresolved border disputes between Afghanistan and Pakistan remain the biggest barriers to development
Debates over representation and cultural difference rarely spill into violence. To understand the shooter, we must look beyond politics.
It's possible that the Georgian government is intentionally misleading journalists
As the U.S. hands Mehtar Lam over to Afghan forces, two mortars exploded near the city. How will Afghanistan fare under local control?
The Afghan president's brother wasn't the only thing buried yesterday